PIPIL Cycling, a new Lincoln-based networking event, has taken off this month as a way to further networking opportunities between property professionals in the region. The event was sponsored by Roythornes Solicitors with partner Iain Hibbert participating in the inaugural ride.
PIPIL (People in Property in Lincoln) was launched in December 2017 by creative design agency RizkMcCay, architecture firm LK2, PR and marketing agency Cartwright Communications, and contractor Willmott Dixon bringing property professionals together in a relaxed, networking environment. The monthly event also takes place in Nottingham as PIPIN (People in Property in Nottingham). The PIPIL partners are delighted to have Roythornes on board as a joint organiser of the PIPIL Cycling events.
Iain Hibbert said: “We wanted to bring networking and cycling together – as we are all too busy to do both regularly – and thought we’d kill two birds with one stone and join the two.
“The routes worked out perfectly: we all had a 45 minute casual ride to the coffee shop and on the route back we split into two groups, one for those who wanted a relaxing ride home and one for those who wanted something more spirited.”
The event is scheduled to be held on the third Wednesday of every month starting at Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln. Riders take part in a relaxed cycle to a local café and then have a choice between the relaxed ride home or a slightly longer ride home for cyclists looking for a bit more of a challenge.
John McCay, creative director at RizkMcCay, added: “PIPIL Cycling is an informal way to meet fellow property professionals and it’s a refreshing change to normal networking events, just like our PIPIL events.”
PIPIL Cycling welcomes all abilities with no need to reserve a space, no speeches and no formalities. There are no barriers, riding to the slowest rider’s pace, no one is left behind.
Carrie Booth, business development manager at BSP Consulting, also took part in the ride. She said: “I thought it was a great event and a perfect opportunity to network with others from the construction industry in a relaxed and friendly manner.
“There were just two ladies present and we were both made to feel welcome by the rest of the group. I hope the next PIPIL Cycling event attracts more people to come and enjoy a bit of cycling whilst networking, whatever ability you are at.”